Monday, November 22, 2010

Angry defenders of suburbia?

Lovely. Are the Tea Partiers going to be pro-sprawl as well?

The Tea Party targets... sustainable development?

Are those who support walkable communities, transit-oriented development, and smart growth ready for an onslaught of Tea Party activism? Mother Jones reports that some conservative activists believe that "smart growth is really a global conspiracy to herd Americans into 'human habitation zones.' "

[...] The issue even flared up briefly during the midterms, when Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes accused his Democratic opponent of using a bike-sharing program to convert Denver into a "United Nations community."


  1. The Tea Party's corporate backers don't want people on bikes, because then they will be out of reach of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and the other ventriloquist dummies. In fact, if the Tea Party string pullers had their way, the next generation car will have a feeding tube, a Lipitor dispenser, and a radio tuned to Fox News and no "off" button. That is why they are against bikes. People on bikes are citizens, people in cars are consumers - and trapped.

  2. I think some of these people aren't quite sure of the reasons they are for or against anything.